Core Insurance, Insurance Technology
PRnewswire | July 19, 2023
With the 2023 natural disaster season upon us, property and casualty (P&C) insurers are now, more than ever, aware of the increased strain recent catastrophes, like Hurricane Ian, have had on their business. Nearmap, a leading location intelligence and aerial imagery solutions provider, aims to alleviate some of that pressure by revolutionizing how P&C insurers respond to catastrophes. Today, the firm is announcing an enhanced post-catastrophe response solution, which combines industry-leading Nearmap ImpactResponse post-catastrophe imagery with two new products--Nearmap ImpactTriage AI and Nearmap ImpactAssessment AI. This new solution equips insurers with a more robust set of AI-derived property insights all in one place, enabling them to address damage and get a head start on claims.
Don Weigel, Chief Product Officer, said: "As we see a growing number of natural disasters, our role at Nearmap has expanded from monitoring the evolution of towns and cities to also supporting disaster response efforts. We have a unique combination of ultra-efficient cameras, fast imagery processing, and industry-leading deployment of AI. These new solutions allow Nearmap to be there supporting organizations at all stages as they respond to catastrophe, process claims, and help communities to recover."
Together, the post-catastrophe products from Nearmap provide industry-leading aerial imagery and AI-derived damage assessment data to support all stages of the post-catastrophe claims workflow.
Nearmap ImpactResponse, the flagship post catastrophe product, delivers high-resolution, post-catastrophe aerial imagery faster than any other solution on the market.
With Nearmap ImpactResponse, in-person inspections—often dangerous, time-consuming, or prohibited—are no longer the most viable option.
The level of detail provided by Nearmap ImpactResponse is unprecedented, consistently delivering the sharpest post-catastrophe imagery at sub-3" per pixel since its launch in 2021.
Derived from Nearmap ImpactResponse imagery, come the two new products:
Nearmap ImpactTriage AI
Nearmap ImpactTriage AI provides damage classification that allows insurers to quickly identify impacted properties after disaster strikes. Delivered via API following a catastrophe, ImpactTriage AI data gives carriers a jumpstart toward recovery efforts—allowing them to prepare for claims and assign adjusters.
Nearmap ImpactTriage AI provides insurers a categorization of the damaged locations, enabling insurers to systematically prioritize and allocate limited resources.
A three-tier damage classification (No Damage, Partial Loss, and Total Loss) supports prioritization of resources and services according to damage severity.
A five-tier FEMA-based damage classification (No Damage, Affected, Minor, Major, and Destroyed) additionally supports more accurate estimates of financial impacts at the claim and event levels.
The new product supports insurers in their ability to automate claims, proactively process total losses, and deliver policyholder settlements before a claim is filed.
Nearmap ImpactAssessment AI
Nearmap ImpactAssessment AI is a robust collection of AI-derived condition and damage data that allows insurers to quickly and more accurately analyze vast amounts of post-catastrophe imagery and to pinpoint relevant details that could easily be missed in onsite or manual reviews.
Insurers can compare these insights with pre-catastrophe data, when available, to reduce fraud.
The set of AI-derived attributes includes roof damage, temporary and permanent repairs, structural damage, debris, wreckage, and more.
With disaster season in motion, the ability to rapidly scope impact, engage proactively with customers, process claims swiftly, and manage post-catastrophe costs are not only business essentials—they are promises to policyholders.
"After a hurricane, it's like a warzone," said Noel Bunol, Executive Vice President, Gulf States Insurance. "We can't get in there by vehicle. Nearmap imagery allows us to see the damage from above. We can view entire neighborhoods to see how hard they were affected; if powerlines are down and start to determine where to send resources."
Nearmap provides easy, instant access to high-resolution aerial imagery, city-scale 3D content, AI data sets, and geospatial tools. Using its own patented camera systems and processing software, Nearmap captures wide-scale urban areas in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand several times each year, making current content instantly available in the cloud via web app or API integration. Every day, Nearmap helps thousands of users conduct virtual site visits for deep, data-driven insights—enabling informed decisions, streamlined operations, and better financial performance. Founded in Australia in 2007, Nearmap is one of the largest aerial survey companies in the world.
Life Insurance, Insurance Technology
PRnewswire | July 10, 2023
Quility, an award-winning insurtech company, today announced the launch of Navigator: a proprietary end-to-end digital life insurance distribution marketplace.
Quility Navigator is a free, user-friendly platform built by industry experts to provide a one-stop shop for agents to quote and sell insurance. Navigator's product selector and quoter tools feature pre-underwriting systems to confidently select the right insurance solution personalized to each client. Agents also gain best-in-class commission rates and full access to Quility's proprietary product suite.
"Gone are the days of long, tedious applications and archaic underwriting systems," said Brandon Ellison, CEO of Quility and Symmetry Financial Group. "With the launch of Navigator, we are making it simpler and faster than ever to connect Quility clients with their best-fit policy. This, alongside our growing suite of digital products, is a major stride in our efforts to eliminate the friction of buying and selling life insurance."
With a 90% likelihood of a client approved as applied for, agents experience a frictionless quoting and underwriting process supported by a seamless, tech-driven experience for clients. Along with the Navigator launch, Quility brings two new proprietary products to market, including a term life insurance policy in partnership with Legal & General America (LGA) and a digital hybrid whole life policy in partnership with American-Amicable Life Insurance Company of Texas.
"We are thrilled about our partnership with Quility and the launch of Legal & General America's term life product on the Navigator platform," said Andrew Doerman, Vice President of Digital Distribution and Strategy at LGA. "We share a common vision of transforming the industry by leveraging digital technology with a consumer-first approach to simplify the buying journey. This milestone is yet another giant step forward in our mission to close the coverage gap and provide financial protection for families across the country."
"The opportunity to partner with Quility and leverage their digital platform, Navigator, to market various insurance products to our clients, provided an additional, expedient pathway to accommodate the transformation to a digital-first focus," said Rick Weaver, Vice President Marketing at American Amicable Group of Companies.
Quility uses innovative and proprietary technology to modernize the process of qualifying for and purchasing life insurance. The Quility digital platform offers clients the option to apply for life insurance online through a 10-minute application or with the support of a licensed insurance agent. Learn more at quility.com.
About Legal & General America
Legal & General America is part of the worldwide Legal & General Group. For over 70 years, the Legal & General America companies have been in the business of providing financial protection through life insurance for American families. The Legal & General America companies are Banner Life Insurance Company and William Penn Life Insurance Company of New York. With more than $57 billion in new coverage issued in 2020, LGA is a top five US term life insurance provider and ended 2021 with $780 billion of coverage in force with 1.4 million U.S. customers. LGA shares Legal & General's independent financial strength ratings: A+ Superior from A.M. Best and AA- Very Strong from Standard and Poor's and Fitch. For more information, please visit lgamerica.com.
About American-Amicable Group of Companies
Tracing its roots back to 1910, American-Amicable Life Insurance Company of Texas is a progressive special markets insurer. The Company offers innovative life insurance and annuity products developed to target the individual needs of protection, wealth creation and estate preservation. Learn more at americanamicable.com.
Core Insurance, Insurance Technology
PR Newswire | August 25, 2023
Careington Benefit Solutions, affiliate of Careington International Corporation, announces the expansion of its service offerings to now include customizable commercial lines for property and casualty insurance. Backed by more than 40 years of industry experience, Careington Benefit Solutions is a single-source solution for insurance, administrative and marketing solutions.
As a nationally licensed insurance agency and Third Party Administrator, Careington Benefit Solutions wanted to broaden its existing suite of insurance products to include business and commercial coverages including liability, business property, workers compensation, commercial automobile, cyber security and more. This new program is designed to provide businesses with a custom, industry-specific risk management solution. With a wide variety of carriers and products to choose from, Careington Benefit Solutions' High Performance Sales Unit consists of nationally licensed Life & Health and Property & Casualty agents that can help clients shop coverage options, get cost-free quotes and enroll in a commercial line insurance policy that is tailored to the specific needs of small employers.
"We are proud to expand our property and casualty coverage options to include commercial lines," said Chuck Misasi, Executive Vice President of Direct Marketing and Customer Engagement at Careington Benefit Solutions. "After successfully providing protection to individuals and their families with our personal lines coverage options, we recognized that we could bring the same white-glove approach to businesses to address their unique financial risks. With this new program, we're offering customized risk management solutions to businesses across a wide variety of industries."
Beyond commercial lines insurance, Careington Benefit Solutions offers a robust suite of insurance products, as well as 150+ money-saving health, wellness, lifestyle and virtual health products. Careington Benefit Solutions partners with industry-leading carriers nationwide to offer a range of innovative, competitive solutions. As a TPA, Careington Benefit Solutions is a single-source solution that expertly manages licensed enrollment, billing, claims processing, customer service, policy fulfillment, custom product development and more. Careington Benefit Solutions serves employers of any size or industry, carriers, Medicare Advantage companies, TPAs, associations, unions, affinity groups, municipalities, school districts, colleges and universities, dental support organizations and brokers and benefits consultants.
"Careington Benefit Solutions is dedicated to delivering competitive insurance product options and full-scale administrative services to our diverse clients nationally," said Careington Benefit Solutions Chief Executive Officer Stewart Sweda. "We are always looking to enhance our product and service offerings, and we are pleased to now be able to connect small employers with the coverage they need to protect their businesses against potential financial damages."
About Careington Benefit Solutions
Careington Benefit Solutions, an affiliate of Careington International Corporation, is a nationally licensed insurance agency and Third Party Administrator that provides a range of competitive insurance product options and comprehensive suite of administration services, including claims administration, individual and group billing, premium collection, enrollment, policy fulfillment, custom product manufacturing and more to support our many diverse clients, including large insurance companies. Our flexibility in the level of administrative support we provide allows us to customize any client solution as an a-la-carte scenario or a complete turnkey option as a single-source product, service and administrative solution. Careington Benefit Solutions includes a direct-to-consumer brand, QuoteSavant, created to help consumers navigate the complex process of buying insurance. Our licensed agents shop top plans and provide quotes to help individuals find coverage to fit their budgets. To learn more about QuoteSavant's personalized policy shopping process, visit www.quotesavant.com.